Enfield London Borough Council v Argos Ltd: Admn 24 Jun 2008

The defendant company had been accused of selling a bladed article to a youth making a test purchase. The prosecutor now appealed by way of case stated raising the question as to whether a reasonable precaution taken after a test case conducted by the trading standards of a local authority necessarily discloses a failure to take all reasonable precautions before.


Moses LJ, Goldring J


[2008] EWHC 2597 (Admin)




Criminal Justice Act 1988 141A


CitedNaish v Gore QBD 1971
The justices had come to the conclusion that reasonable precautions had been taken by the shopkeeper, and therefore that the defence in section 24 was made out.
Held: Lord Widgery CJ said: ‘Accordingly, it seems to me that the proper disposal . .
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Crime, Consumer

Updated: 19 July 2022; Ref: scu.277537